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#1 posted 03-13-2018 11:52 PM

It is used here mainly for framing houses. I buy kiln dried 2 inch material and put it in my (very hot) shop loft for a few months to really dry. Then I will run it through my jointer and planer just as if I were milling rough cut lumber. The end result of machining a 2 X 6 might be 1-3/8” by 5-3/8”. Once I do this, it is straight, flat and stable enough for many applications. I just don’t make furniture out of it.

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